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Guthrie Street Studio

Derek Williams Studio (Edinburgh CBD)

Equipment list | Software

Derek Williams is available as:

  • Composer, arranger, orchestrator
  • Conductor for orchestral and choral recording sessions and live performances
  • Record producer for recording sessions demos, albums, film, television
  • Recording engineer for works recorded at Derek Williams private studio
  • Pianist/keyboardist for sessions and live performance

For samples of Derek Williams' work please visit the Portfolio

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Computers & Accessories (Back to list)

Desktops

Apple

Mac Pro

3GHz Intel Quad Core with 16GB RAM and Nvidia Quadro FX 4500 512MB dual video card.
Drives: 1TB+3x500GB+2x2TB (Time Machine)

Mac G4

800MHz Dual Core for Mac OS 9 applications

iMac G4 *

800MHz for Office and Mac OS 9 applications

Mac Plus *

Server for Kurzweil K250

Windows

Asus

P6T WS PRO Intel X58 i7 930 Quad Core 2.8GHz 6.4GT/s processor VSL server with 12GB RAM and MOTU PCI-424 audio card, 3x1TB+2x500GB HDs

Medion

Pentium 4 3GHz Pentium 4 Linux Server with 2.5GB RAM

Notebook

Apple

Macbook Pro

17" 2.33GHz Dual Core laptop, 3GB RAM; 500GB 7200RPM HD; PCI SCSI slot

Tablet

iPad 3

iOS Version 5

Mobile

iPhone 4

Monitors

Apple

2 x Cinema Displays

30" LCD flat panel monitors

Acer

AL1916W

19” LCD flat panel monitor

Network

Apple

Airport Extreme

Hardware base station

Netgear

GS108

Gigabit switch 8 port Ethernet 1000 BaseT star hub with Cat 6 cabling

Printers

HP

LaserJet 5000N *

A3 laser printer with 4 output trays

Canon

i80

Portable battery USB colour inkjet A4 printer

+ Scanners

HP

Deskjet F380

A4 inkjet printer/scanner

Canon

N1240U

Canoscan - A4 scanner

Webcam

Logitech

9000 Pro

USB webcam

USB

Konig

3 x CMP-USB2HUB15

7 port hubs

Hard drives

LaCie

2 x Big Disk Extreme Plus

2TB external Firewire disk drives

Hard Disk *

250GB external Firewire disk drive

CD Burners

Que ! Fire

*

12x Firewire recordable rewritable external CD burner

Yamaha

4260 *

4x SCSI recordable rewritable external CD burner

Floppy

Imation

D353FUE

USB external floppy disk drive

Teac

FD-05PUB

USB external floppy disk drive

 

Instruments (Back to list)

Keyboards

Roland

RD-300X

 88 note weighted keyboard

JX-8P *

 61 note keyboard analog synthesiser

M-Audio

ProKeys Sono 88

88 note weighted keyboard

Korg

Kontrol 49 *

MIDI controllers

Nanopad

Nanokeys

Kurzweil

K250 *

Keyboard digital sampling sequencing synthesiser with SuperRAM™, sound blocks A, B, C, D, SW900 block cartridge. & SCSI hard disk interface.

Racks

K250R *

Digital sampling sequencing synthesiser with SuperRAM™, sound blocks A, B, C, D

K2500R

Digital sampling sequencing synthesiser with 32 Meg RAM, 2GB HD with Contemporary ROM & Orchestral ROM & extended PRAM

Korg

M3R

Synthesiser unit

 

Studio Gear (Back to list)

Mixer

Behringer

DDX3216

Automated 24 bit 32 channel digital mixing console with dual ADAT option

Speakers

Yamaha

2 x NS20

3 way 8" studio monitors

ESI uniK

2 x 05

2 way 5" studio monitors

2 x 04

2 way 4" studio monitors

Headphones

Beyer

DT250 Dynamic

Stereo headphones

Controllers

Tascam

US-224

Control surface, audio 2xin 2xout, MIDI I/O, 4ch mixer

Contour

Shuttle Pro2

USB transport controller

Shuttle Xpress

Wacom

Intuos3 PTZ-630

A5 USB graphics tablet

Audio

MOTU

2 x 2048 Mk 3

24 channel PCI audio interfaces 

2 x PCI-424

24 bit audio cards

MIDI

2 x MIDI TimePieces AV

8 port I/O USB SMPTE/MIDI/wordclock interfaces

FastLane

2 port I/O USB MIDI interface

ESi

2 x M8U-XL

8 port I/O USB MIDI interfaces

Microphones

Beyer

2 x M500N(C)

Dynamic microphones with stands

Shure

3 x SHR-16AM

Condenser microphones with stands

Reverb

Yamaha

SPX90

Reverberation unit

Compressor

Akai

70C*

Monophonic compressor

Patch bay

Behringer

Ultrapatch Pro PX2000

48 point multifunctional patch bay

* Items marked '*' are stored in Australia


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Operating Systems (Back to list)

Apple

Macintosh

Version 10.7 'Lion' (Intel Pro desktop and laptop)

Version 9.2 (G4 and iMac desktop)

Version 8 (MacPlus Kurzweil K250 server)

iPad 3

iOS Version 5

iPhone 4

Microsoft

Windows

Version 7 (64bit VE/VI Pro server)

Linux

Linux

Version 2.6 (32 bit) development server

 

Music Sequencers, MIDI & Audio DAW Applications (Back to list)

Steinberg

Cubase

Version 6

MOTU

Digital Performer

Version 6

Unisyn

Version 2.1 - MIDI interface manager and patch librarian

Cycling ‘74

Max6 + Gen

music, sound, video and 3D interactive graphical media programming environment

 
Scorewriters (Back to list)

Avid

Sibelius

Version 7

Makemusic

Finale

Version 2011

MOTU

Composers’ Mosaic

Version 1.58

 

Sample Players, Sound Libraries & Rewire (Back to list)

Vienna Symphonic Library

VE Pro

Mixing and Host Software exclusively for Vienna Instruments

VI Pro

Virtual instruments player for Vienna Instruments

VSL Symphonic Cube

Complete Orchestral Libraries:  Solo Strings 1&2, Chamber Strings1&2, Orchestral Strings 1&2, Appassionata Strings 1&2, Harps, Woodwinds 1&2, Saxophones, Brass 1&2, Vienna Dimension Brass, Fanfare Trumpets, Trumpet (Bb), Flugelhorn, Percussion, Vienna Choir

VSL Orchestral Cube Pro

For GigaStudio 4 and G-Player – complete libraries for Strings, Woodwind, Brass and Percussion

Native Instruments

Kontakt

Version 5 (64 bit)

Garritan

Personal Orchestra

Version 4 – sample player for SIbelius

Jazz & Big Band

Version 3 – sample player for SIbelius

MOTU

MachFive

Version 3

MSI

Symphonic Instruments sample player

Steinberg

Halion

Version 3

Propellerheads

Reason

Version 6 - Rewire

Tascam

Gigastudio

Version 4 (64 bit) – on standalone Windows server

Soundlib

G-Player

Version 1.2 - GigaStudio sample player

 

Other Plugins (Back to list)

Celemony

Melodyne

Version 2 DNA Editor

Antares

Auto-Tune

Version 7 - automatic pitch correction plugin

Waves

Gold Bundle

Version 8 - TrueVerb, MaxBass, Renaissance EQ and Compressor, Stereo Imager, UltraMaximizer, C1, C4, L1, PAZ. Audio Track, Supertap, UltraPitch plugins

 

Transcription (Back to list)

Neuratron

PhotoScore Ultimate

Version 7 – score recognition and transcription

Audio Score Ultimate

Version 7 – audio>MIDI transcription

Irislink

Readiris Pro

Version 12 – text scanning and transcription

Myriad

PDFtoMusic

OCR score reader

Nuance

Dragon Naturally Speaking

Version 11, Premium Edition (Windows), voice recognition and transcription

Dragon Dictate

Version 2 (Macintosh), voice recognition and transcription

Roxio

Toast Titanium

Version 11 – CD, DVD, Blu-ray and web video and audio capturing, copying, converting, sharing, disk burning

 

Office (Back to list)

Microsoft

Office (Mac)

Version 2011

Office (Windows)

Version 2010

Apple

iWork

Version ‘09

 

Video (Back to list)

Apple

iLife

Version ‘11

 

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